It seems Jonah Hill is not impressed with Amazon.

The streaming service earned a verbal walloping from the actor this week after he claimed the release of a 2018 film he worked on was buried, meaning audiences didn't get to see what he said was the best acting of his career.

Speaking to GQ to offer a list of 20 movies he thinks people should watch while practising pandemic-implemented social distancing, the star recommended Gus Van Sant's 1989 film Drugstore Cowboy. But the mere mention of the director's name set him off.

It was the topic of the director that led Hill to air his frustrations over the handling of a movie they worked on together in recent years.


"Gus Van Sant is one of my mentors, one of my favourite people on the planet, and pioneer of queer cinema," he gushed of the director.

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"He made a film with myself and Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara two years ago called He Won't Get Far on Foot and nobody saw it 'cause Amazon completely f***ed it up. But it's the best acting I have done and will ever do."

The movie, Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, based upon the memoir of the same name by John Callahan, stars Oscar winner Phoenix as cartoonist Callahan, who is left paralysed after a drink-driving accident.

Phoenix's now-fiancee Mara stars as his physical therapist and eventual girlfriend, while Hill comes in as his Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor.

The film was picked up by Amazon Studios in March 2017, and received a solid response when it premiered at Sundance in 2018. It was scheduled for release in May that year, but was pushed back to July and initially only released into four cinemas in North America.

It gradually expanded into 266 screens, receiving a limited release in the UK and grossed $7,256,073 globally against a reported budget of just under $6 million.